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Old 11-10-2018, 10:01 PM
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Discernment of spirits?


I believe that discernment of spirits is to discern if a doctrine is from God or devils. I know people that believe that it is the ability to discern the name of a spirit that may be in dwelling or attacking a person.

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Old 11-11-2018, 06:24 AM
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I believe that discernment of spirits is to discern if a doctrine is from God or devils. I know people that believe that it is the ability to discern the name of a spirit that may be in dwelling or attacking a person.

Who is right?



The fact that its called discernment of spirits and not discernment of doctrine...


Spirits do not inhabit doctrine...they influence PEOPLE who create,believe and spread the doctrine.


If you are discerning doctrine thatd be like seeing the after effects of ones obedience to a spirit whether good or evil.


Discernment of motivations maybe?


Too early in the morning and with a grumpy toddler to strain my brain like this. Lol Im excited to see what we can come up with in the discussion though.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:21 AM
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Re: Discernment of spirits?

The Greek for discerning (of spirits) in 1 Corinthians 12:10, and the Greek in 1 Corinthians 14:29 for judging after prophets have spoken are merely different forms of the same word, namely diakrisis and diakrino, respectively.

It would seem then that the main manner in which discernment of spirits is practiced is in evaluating the words spoken in a meeting by the prophets who may be present.

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The Greek for discerning (of spirits) in 1 Corinthians 12:10, and the Greek in 1 Corinthians 14:29 for judging after prophets have spoken are merely different forms of the same word, namely diakrisis and diakrino, respectively.

It would seem then that the main manner in which discernment of spirits is practiced is in evaluating the words spoken in a meeting by the prophets who may be present.

https://biblehub.com/greek/1253.htm

https://biblehub.com/greek/1252.htm
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The Greek for discerning (of spirits) in 1 Corinthians 12:10, and the Greek in 1 Corinthians 14:29 for judging after prophets have spoken are merely different forms of the same word, namely diakrisis and diakrino, respectively.

It would seem then that the main manner in which discernment of spirits is practiced is in evaluating the words spoken in a meeting by the prophets who may be present.

https://biblehub.com/greek/1253.htm

https://biblehub.com/greek/1252.htm

When I first started in EMS and was being trained, something I was taught is that whatever I do behind the wheel, stopping, speeding up and turning was felt 10 times worse in the back than in the front and when the medic is treating the patient, running IVs, doing CPR etc its easy to get thrown around if the driver is too rough and abrupt.



To this end, early on and in other services I worked with they had these audible force meters that would warn you to go easier on what you were doing and in doing so it developed muscle memory that allowed me to drive with the same care even when I was in a vehicle not equipped with that force meter.


What you are talking about with the application of Discernment of Spirits sounds like mature believers are to act as that "force meter" that trains immature believers to the point where they can independently function by learning what is God and what isnt.
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The Greek for discerning (of spirits) in 1 Corinthians 12:10, and the Greek in 1 Corinthians 14:29 for judging after prophets have spoken are merely different forms of the same word, namely diakrisis and diakrino, respectively.

It would seem then that the main manner in which discernment of spirits is practiced is in evaluating the words spoken in a meeting by the prophets who may be present.

https://biblehub.com/greek/1253.htm

https://biblehub.com/greek/1252.htm
Exactly. And that is what John also said in his epistles about not believing every spirit, but try them to see if they are of God, because there are many false PROPHETS out there (1John 4:1-3).
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Exactly. And that is what John also said in his epistles about not believing every spirit, but try them to see if they are of God, because there are many false PROPHETS out there (1John 4:1-3).
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Re: Discernment of spirits?

Ok, so I’m right or wrong?
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Ok, so Iím right or wrong?
I canít get into it too deep at the moment, but I believe youíre both wrong. Iíll try to follow up later.
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Re: Discernment of spirits?

Okay C, you got me to bite, that is what you want.

Let's check out the Word and see what the Word says.

Act 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
Act 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
Act 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

This is a great example of the discerning of spirits.

The spirit was compelling or controlling this woman to say the right thing but Paul knew, through the gift, that it was coming from a spirit.

He discerned that it wasn't God's spirit but an unclean spirit that was working here.

This is a great example, Biblically, of the gift of discernment of spirits.
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